SOURCE: Enterprise Holdings

January 27, 2010 16:17 ET

Enterprise Holdings to Remove Recalled Toyotas and Pontiac Vibes From Rental Fleet

Vehicles Make Up About 4 Percent of Fleet Serving Alamo, Enterprise and National Car Rental Brands

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - Enterprise Holdings has announced that, effective immediately, it will remove from its North American rental fleet all of the Toyota and Pontiac Vibe vehicles identified for recall and suspension of sales due to potential problems with sticking accelerator pedals. Customers currently renting these vehicles will be placed in alternative vehicles. The affected vehicles represent about 4 percent of the fleet of the Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental brands, which are owned and operated by Enterprise Holdings.

"The safety of our customers is our number one concern, so we are acting out of an abundance of caution to remove the affected vehicles from our fleet until Toyota has identified a remedy for the issue," said Matt Darrah, Executive Vice President-North American Operations for Enterprise Holdings.

Darrah added that the Enterprise Holdings brands also are immediately suspending sales of the affected models and will not put new Toyota vehicles into service until the situation is corrected.

"We recognize that these actions will inconvenience a number of our current rental customers and may impact the availability of vehicles in the coming weeks," Darrah continued. "We are moving as quickly as possible to minimize any disruption to our customers."

About Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, owns and operates more than 1 million cars and trucks, the largest fleet of passenger vehicles in the world today, under the Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental brands. As North America's largest and most comprehensive car rental company, Enterprise Holdings also operates a network of more than 8,000 car rental locations in neighborhoods and at airports worldwide, and leads the industry with more than a third of all airport business in the U.S. and Canada.

Enterprise Holdings is headquartered in St. Louis. Ranked No. 21 on the Forbes Top 500 Private Companies in America list, Enterprise Holdings is unparalleled in size, strength and stability -- the only investment-grade company in the car rental industry. In addition, Enterprise Holdings is part of a global strategic alliance with Europcar, creating the world's largest car rental network. Other Enterprise business lines include Enterprise Fleet Management, Enterprise Commercial Trucks, Enterprise Car Sales and WeCar car sharing. For more information about Enterprise Holdings, visit www.enterpriseholdings.com. For more information about Enterprise Holdings' environmental stewardship and the company's long-term commitment to ensure the sustainability of its business, visit www.keystogreen.com.

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